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Giuliani Ukraine Allies Charged in Campaign Finance Scheme (1)

Oct. 10, 2019, 2:24 PMUpdated: Oct. 10, 2019, 4:24 PM

A Ukraine-born ally of Rudy Giuliani was accused by U.S. prosecutors of skirting U.S. campaign contribution limits as part of a scheme to oust the American ambassador to Ukraine, an episode now under scrutiny by a Congressional committee weighing the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The charges against Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and two others add a surprising twist to an inquiry into whether Trump wrongly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden while withholding aid to the country. Parnas and Fruman have made headlines in recent days for helping Giuliani, Trump’s personal ...